SUN-AIR to resume franchised British Airways flights to Billund
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SUN-AIR, the airline which operates British Airways flights out of Denmark under a franchise agreement, is returning to the skies.
The route from London City Airport to Billund (home of LEGOLAND, and indeed the LEGO HQ) will restart on 5th September.
According to a statement on their website:
“At last, we have a date to re-open! On 5 September 2022 we will restart our route between Billund and London City following the routes suspension as the result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are so excited to offer you a direct route between Billund and London City again and welcoming you back on board. The route starts up with six weekly rotations from Monday to Thursday with morning and evening flights and with SUN-AIR’s well-known high level of service before, during and after the flight.
We are extremely proud of our franchise partnership with British Airways and are thrilled that we are soon back in the sky with our Dornier 328 Jet painted in the British Airways colors.
We can’t wait to see you on board and wish you a nice summer.“
The other UK route – from Manchester to Billund – remains suspended, as do the routes from Billund to Brussels and Oslo.
Tickets on the London City route are now bookable for cash (full fare only at present) and Avios. It isn’t clear if British Airways will continue its own mainline Billund service from Heathrow.
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As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.